Hi folks, first-time poster here. I have just spent some very worthwhile time perusing prior threads on "string theory", lots of good stuff I had not heard before. I hope that I'm not rehashing the venerable legend of the quest for a dual-purpose string here, but here's my current deal: a) although I do a reasonable amount of jazz/improv work, and the occasional classical repetoire gig, most of my gigs are I what you might call "folk" or "folk-rock", that is to say, eclectic music, I guess. Melting-pot type stuff. I could try and list the qualities I seek in a string, but as time has shown, such descriptions don't translate perfectly person-to-person/bass-to-bass! Since most online discussions refer to "jazz" or "classical" as the preferred terms of reference, is there anyone out there working a lot in "folk"-influenced genres who can chip in their two-cents on string choices? I know "folk" is far from a precise term either, but hopefully people who are doing these kinds of gigs can relate somewhat to my frame of reference!!! For what it's worth: I am probably 70% pizzin' and 30% bowing. I need something that has plenty of character, to complement and fill-out what are often smaller (duo-quartet) acoustic instrument-heavy ensembles. I have Helicore Hybrid Mediums on right now, and am not really happy with the warmth or personality of the tone. Bow response is OK. Hope this is topical, and thanks in advance for any advice!